Motorists in Hopkinsville will likely see new way-finding signs around town, as the first eight are being placed around town this week.
An unveiling ceremony was held at City Hall where Mayor Dan Kemp and officials with the Chamber of Commerce marked the occasion. The Mayor says the green, red and gold signs featuring a depiction of the old fire house clock at the top will beautify the city and make finding popular destinations easier for tourists.
Mayor Kemp says the signs are an indication that Hopkinsville is growing and says the city joins other progressive cities that have already installed similar signage.
The first eight signs are being installed this week and another eight are on order.
Sometimes a personal story of triumph or tragedy is the best way to make a point and an agency in desperate need of funding in Elkton used a positive story that could have turned out so much worse to make a request Monday night.
Todd County Senior Citizens Center Director Tammy Sears approached Elkton City Council to ask for a donation to the center, which has been hindered by budget cuts over the last several years.
Ms. Sears says the number of people served by the meals on wheels program has dropped and it’s harder to fund other programs the elderly depend on.
One example given was a woman in her 70’s whom Ms. Sears heard about from a neighbor concerned about her safety a few years ago. The woman was found in a bad emotional and physical state without any close family.
Ms. Sears says the Senior Center was able to build a relationship with the woman and she is now doing well and is active at the Senior Center in Elkton.
The Senior Center board accompanied Ms. Sears to the meeting where they asked for any monetary donation the city could afford to give. She also said the public is welcome to donate to their cause and said several residents already have.
Elkton City Council will make its decision at its next meeting.
One of last week’s Hopkinsville-Christian County Crime Stoppers Fugitives of the Week was arrested Wednesday afternoon.
The arrest card for 28-year old Michael Reeves of Hopkinsville says he was arrested at 522 West 17th Street, thanks to the help of an anonymous tipster. That person will receive a cash reward, according to Crime Stoppers Coordinator Officer Paul Ray.
Reeves had been sought on probation violation charges related to a prior drug arrest.
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Five Hopkinsville men were arrested on drug trafficking charges last Friday night.
The Hopkinsville Police report says Officer Edward Eastman responded to a loud music call at 905 Younglove Street and noticed a strong odor of marijuana. The men inside the home could be seen through the window allegedly running from room to room in an attempt to hide something after officers announced their presence.
Police kicked in the front door and obtained consent to search the residence. Few other details are given, but the investigation resulted in trafficking in cocaine and trafficking in marijuana charges against 20-year old Kenron Prince, 31-year old Eric Greene, 27-year old William Palmer, 28-year old Antonio Artis and 26-year old Veairrus Leavell of Hopkinsville.
The men were also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and have all since been released from the Christian County Jail.
Kentucky State Police arrested a man wanted on warrants in Calloway County yesterday after a foot and vehicle pursuit that ended without anyone being hurt.
A news release says troopers responded to a disturbance on Ridgeland Drive in Mayfield around 7:40am and saw a man identified as 39-year old Jason Andrews of Mayfield run from the building.
Soon after a construction worker nearby called in a stolen vehicle report. The stolen pickup was later found parked on the railroad tracks with four flat tires and police found him and his girlfriend in another vehicle soon after and a chase ensued.
KSP Sgt. Bill Lockwood called off the pursuit for safety reasons, but Andrews was located again soon after and was caught after a brief foot chase. Andrews was arrested and charged with fleeing and evading police, driving on a suspended license, possession of a controlled substance and was served with two warrants out of Calloway County. Additional charges are forthcoming.
His girlfriend was arrested for allegedly providing assistance to a fugitive.